- Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, a House of Representatives member, sees the Plateau State gubernatorial election tribunal’s decision as a temporary setback
- He expresses unwavering faith in the justice system and anticipates further legal action in pursuit of justice
Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, the lawmaker representing Plateau State’s Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has described the recent Plateau State gubernatorial election tribunal decision as a minor setback in the broader political landscape.
The tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Nentawe Yilwatda, as lacking merit and upheld the election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Caleb Mutfwang as state governor.
However, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, Gagdi stated that while the judgment was a temporary setback, it did not shake his unwavering faith in the justice system.
Gagdi, who also chairs the House Committee on Navy, emphasized that the outcome was only one stage in the electoral process and that the quest for justice is far from over.
The verdict of the tribunal is one of the three stages available for us to seek redress. It was a minor setback that neither dwindled nor extinguished my trust in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.
While we await the position of the party leaders and our principal on the next line of action, I appeal to our supporters not to despair, but remain committed to the ideals of the Generation Next mantra and behave in ourselves with utmost decorum as it is usually in our character.
The best is saved for the last! Because it is not yet over until it is over. We are optimistic of a better outcome at the appellate courts, he said.